BINARY 03 at SubZERO Festival
BINARY SOCIETY is proud to host the South Stage at the 9th Annual SubZERO Art and Music Festival. A wide variety of live electronic musicians will perform experimental modular, chiptunes, ambient, tech house and more. Join us and be part of the new live electronic performance movement in Silicon Valley.
Downtown San Jose in Parque De Los Pobladores (Park of the People) @ 510 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA 95113
Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th
Binary Society @ SubZERO Festival is produced by Distortion Productions, Anno Domini Gallery & Stray Tunes PRDXN.
Sponsored by: Dave Smith Instruments, I/O Modular & Detroit Underground
FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD
A San Francisco-dwelling electronic rock group born from the ashes of discarded technology. The band features frontman Morgan Tucker, vocalist Keiko Takamura, guitarist Ryan Case and percussionist Devin Nixon. Together, the group has launched into new songwriting territory and a ferocious live show.
Cristina Fuentes started the solo project Wet Mango in 2008. Her style is an uncategorized hard edged blend of underground electronic sub-genres and is most closely related to the breakcore genre. Thick layers of dirty, broken, heavy beats topped with original synth work and samples. She is known for her strong live performances and is a member of the party crew and label Darkmatter Soundsystem in Los Angeles & is associated with Subconscious Communications Records.
A constant explorer of sound and music. His live shows often include warping traditional ways of playing drums, keyboard, and wind instruments, as well as using his own custom-built hardware or software instruments and controllers to create or manipulate notes, effects, and more. He spent many years playing drums for other artists and is a veteran recording and mixing engineer, producer, composer, and sound designer. He recently performed at this year’s South by Southwest Festival.
is the alias and solo project of platinum-album Hungarian-American film and electronic music composer Julius Dobos (Mountain Flying, DragonBall Z, Don't Mess with the Zohan, MallCop, NCIS). Dobos launched the psybient, epic-ambient electronic music project forgotten future with the release of the album W1 in 2015, inviting audiences to a musical journey that is everything but usual, both in its sound and in its concept.
Sponsored by Line 6 in 2008, The Genie is an avant-garde guitarist, performing artist, and looping innovator from San Francisco. Taking a DJ approach to guitar playing, he is the creator of a live-looping method called 'scratch guitar' and a unique brand of live-remixing called ‘g-mixing'. Bringing together a hybrid of genres, he utilizes unconventional live production styles and original looping techniques to create uniquely mesmerizing performances.
An ancient musical entity that has existed since the beginning of time. Constituted of three mystical knights, Danny, Jesse, and Tiaday, they combine their elemental powers to keep the shadows at bay with pulse wave-infused melodies, fuzz-growled rhythms, thundering percussions, and haunting vocal harmonies.
Mark Camp aka Astronout is an electronic musician and producer originally from San Jose. Mark’s downtempo beats skirt the line between ambient and techno and give nods to old school electro and house grooves.
A mad scientist with a twisted dream, a robotic warrior from another dimension, and a dinosaur displaced in time with one mission: Fight Musical Crime. From their secret lair in Oakland, CA, Cartoon Violence battles the spread of evil tunes with an epic combo of Chip-Punk anthems, pop culture ballads, and discotheque dance numbers. Why do these intrepid heroes do what they do for mankind? Because with great music comes great responsibility.
Harsh judgments land on the unfinished when they stray from the familiar, and defense is hard-pressed when you cannot yet point to the yield. The measure of a mind is the extent of my machines, and by their expanse I am knocking on more than one heaven.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
A group of electronic musicians and artists founded in 2006 based in the heart of Silicon Valley. Preparation for their epic live sets is minimal, so what is seen and heard is a realtime expression of their collective aesthetic. Their style bridges techno and house while incorporating abstract polyrhythms, generative algorithms, and patterns. They are musicians, engineers, builders, makers, technicians who form the heartbeat of Silicon Valley.
Lo Fi Freq (Detroit Underground)
A music project of Portland-based Nathan Kampf. Taking his roots from the underground electronic music scene of the early 90s, LoFi Freq’s sound is a combination of old school and new; creating dynamic soundscapes that unfurl and modulate into bass-heavy broken beats, pulsing with the saturation of gritty effects and supple layering.
Doug Lynner aka Synthesizerman, was editor/publisher of the seminal synthesizer magazine, Synapse. He attended the California Institute of the Arts where his primary mentors were Harold Budd, Morton Subotnick and Leonid Hambro. He is a founding member of the synthpop bands Invisible Zoo, Moebius and LEM and is a radio host on FlashbackAlternatives.com with his monthly show, Doug Lynner's World of Noise.
Eric "Rodent" Cheslak (Modular on the Spot)
Los Angeles-based modular synthesizer performer and enthusiast. Co-founder of Modular on the Spot, an outdoor picnic-style gathering for modular synth performance
Austin Cairns is an electronic musician and sound artist based in San Jose, California. r beny uses modular and hardware synthesizers to create textural atmospheres; combining melody, harmony and tonality to purvey both the beauty and ugliness of nature and emotion.
The moniker for producer and sound designer Dev Addison Bhat. Overall, it is an exploration of the relationship between organic and synthetic through improvised multi-tracking, looping, and tape experimentation.
After many years of playing guitar and bass in punk and hardcore bands, James Cigler (aka Jim Drones, Felix Inferious) started exploring experimental compositions using synthesizers, soon falling headlong into the world of modular synthesis. An early adopter of Eurorack format modulars, he became a well known member of the growing community thanks to his many demo videos explaining modular synthesis approaches and the functionality of many popular modules. The last few years have seen him refining his dark cinematic sonic textures into emotive ambient pieces that seem to calm as much as they can unsettle. Rhythmic pulsing and timbral modulations weave between harmony and dissonance creating a soundscape rich in the suspenseful and serene.
Los Angeles-based modular synthesizer performer. Recently performed at Moogfest 2016 as part of the Modular on the Spot team.
Dhyan Moller - Started Drone Muzik, one of the finest domestic tech house labels in 1999. Known for his live PA performances and experimental production work.
A graduate from the school of old computers, anime, comics, movies, and surreal sci-fi. E.N.Cowell forges future sounds with a hard throw back to his dark childhood imagination.